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Just finished 12 weeks Harvoni
Took my last, 84th pill of generic Harvoni today guys!
Haven't done a viral load yet, as I figured it would just cost me money and not influence my treatment decissions anyway. I just did liver enzymes test: before, a month into and at the end of treatment and those look better than ever since I've started the treatment:
January 2019 AST 48 ALT 64
June 2019 (just before starting the pills) AST 53 ALT 103
July 2019 (32 into treatment) AST 21 ALT 25
September 2019 (after 3 months of treatment) AST 18 ALT 12
I havent had them so low ever!
I will now wait for 12 more weeks to do the viral load test. Hoping and praying that one to bring the desired results...
I have otherwise felt no side effects while on Harvoni, as a matter of fact my whole blood count looks much better now, including my iron defficiency issue being now resolved (without taking suplements).
Wanted to share these good news here. Will be back in 3 months with the next update:)
Good health & all best to all. There is always a hope!
Congratulations Karen on finishing your treatment, and also on your liver enzymes result, it looks great Things are definitely on the right track for you, especially with your blood count and iron deficiency issues resolved, I think you should feel quite optimistic about your test result 12 weeks from now. Looking forward to excellent news from you.
Thank you Dr James,
I do start worrying and wondering what happens with the shitty virus, as I didnt do any viral load during treatment, especially since finishing the pills (did any remain that will start to reproduce again!?) but I guess I'll need to be patient for 12 more weeks and do the PCR test. The enzymes look good now versus before, but than, I also used to have them within the normal ranges for years after the infection, so I know that, even though they are a good sign of the liver health, they are still not a 100% proof that nothing's going on behind.....
Lets keep patient for a while more:)
All the best!
I'm just catching up with some posts. Congratulations on taking those 84 pills! You have some good looking results so there are lots of reasons to be very optimistic. I've been where you are now trying to maintain some patience in the in-between times. Looking forward to hearing your results in the next few months.
G1a probably early 1980's, Biopsy F1(2010), F2-F3(2015). VL 5+mill; 2+mill (2014) Tx naive. Accessed Sof/Led through Dr Freeman at GP2U and Buyers Club (lifesavers!!!)
Commenced tx 12/11/15. 9 wk: VL <15 Detected but LFT = Normal 12 week results: UND (Yay!) Due to slow response commenced Sof/Dac 4 Feb for 12 weeks. EOT @ 24 weeks 27 April 2016. (With thanks to Dr Freeman et al). SVR11 result: VL 1,950,000. It's back!
New tx 030916 (Viekira Pak, Solvadi, Ribavirin UND @ 111116. EOT 170217.
SVR12 and SVR 24...
Your response looks amazing....you’ve got this 100%! Congratulations!
Contracted HCV 1980's
Geno Type 1a
F3 ( doc says once treated I'll be F2 maybe F1)
Meds shipped 6/17/2016 arrived early 7/2016
Viral count - 3,471,080
4 week quantitative bloods: August 17, 2016. I have been diagnosed as <15 (told undetected)
8 week quantitative bloods: September 14th. I have been diagnosed as <15 (told undetected)
11 week PCR RNA Qualitative bloods: September 26th 2016 - Undetected
December 19th 2016: Cured!
Viral count: zero!!!
2018 viral count: still zero!
thanks sooo much for your words! I truly truly hope to bit it with this first attempt, but than, I've seen all kinds of different journeys you guys here have taken, so I'm somehow making myself mentally prepared for both outcomes....
Trying to focus on other things & keep myself busy for the next 3 months. I plan to do the PCR mid December and I will surely be back here to share.
Wish me luck:) <3
love your message, especially the 100% <3
Thanks so much! This site, you guys and your stories, are such an inspiration and such a comfort and support.
Take care & keepin touch!